Your weekly feed of reasons why TSC signatories decided to be, well, TSC signatories! (All emphasis added.)

“As a seasoned school administrator, I fully realize the school day developed a hundred years ago is not designed to prepare today’s youth for the expectations of the 21st Century.”
– James Deveney, Medford, MA

“For many children and families, expanded learning time translates into expanded safety, intellectual development and cultural awareness. This time provides the community with a unique opportunity to gather and provide a united effort in promoting community understanding and unity through investment in future leaders and innovators.”
– Linda Rocheleau, Grant writer, Learn4Life Charter Concept Schools, La Habra, CA

“Students need time to engage in deep learning experiences that develop an understanding of content and the world in which they live. Students need time for high quality enrichment including the arts and the opportunity to meaningfully engage in their community. Teachers need time to work together to improve their practice and collectively monitor the progress of all students.”
– Colleen Beaudoin, Educational Leader, National Center on Time and Learning, Boston, MA

Now it’s your turn! Become a Signatory and tell us why YOU support expanding learning time!